Friday, April 30, 2010

Great Start

Pat Lowery (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)

As I write this, Columbia's Pat Lowery has just finished a dazzling complete game three-hitter to lead the Lions to a 5-2 win over the Penn Quakers in Philadelphia. One more win in the next three games and Columbia clinches the Lou Gehrig division!


Columbia came back from a 9-2 deficit in game two and won 10-9! That clinches the division and a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series!

High School List Adds Data

The high school database has grown by another six seasons, so we now have a pretty complete list from 1969 through the 1995 season.

Please report all mistakes and omissions you might notice.

And please note the following disclaimers:

-The list is a living thing. It will never be "finished" because a) new freshmen will always be joining the teams from new high schools every year and b) there will always be years from the past where we won't be able to get 100% of the needed information.

-Sometime in the coming weeks, I will split off this list to feature only individual states, regions, types of schools (private vs. public), etc. It will not be this monstrously long list for much longer. But I do want to keep it long for the time being so people can search through for schools or names they know. Use the "Control F" or search box feature in the top left to make things easier.

-When the incoming class of 2014 is announced, (probably next month), I hope to have complete data on the high schools for each of the new freshmen players.

-The biggest reason I'm doing this is to have an indirect, informal and unofficial recruiting tool for the program. As an alum, I can't recruit players directly. Those are the rules. But I think having a semi-complete list of all our feeder high schools over the decades provides a great frame of reference for incoming players and prospective incoming players.

High School Database Project: 1969-1995

**UPDATE**: the list is up to date from 1969-1999! To see it click HERE


At Sat May 01, 05:33:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Done Deal! Lions win the division!

10-9 come from behind victory after trailing 9-2!

At Sat May 01, 08:00:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

love your dedication, Jake. But, this list needs something like a database?

Go to Baker Field tomorrow to celebrate the Lions Baseball team as they go for a record number of victories and home field advantage in the Ivy playoff. PS the Boretti's have a new baby today and wonderful gift from the team- a SWEEP of Penn.

At Sat May 01, 09:55:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...


A correction: Frank Dermody played at the same school as Ralph Brunori. Abington Heights in Clarks Summit Pa. There is no such school in E. Stroudsburg

At Sat May 01, 05:24:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lions win Gehrig Division! Woop Woop!!!!

At Sun May 02, 07:52:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work. As a former Lion who fit within this time period i was able to look through and see some old names of former teammates...however, there are also a lot of names on the list who quit and did not play all four years. Have you given any consideration to including only those who played all four years as true football alums?

At Sun May 02, 08:09:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

You make a good point about players, but since this list is focusing on the high schools, I want to get them all in here. It's about documenting the recruiting history, not necessarily longevity with the varsity.


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